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Ingrateful

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ingrateful Ungrateful; thankless; unappreciative. "He proved extremely false and ingrateful to me."
    • Ingrateful Unpleasing to the sense; distasteful; offensive. "He gives . . . no ingrateful food."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ingrateful Ungrateful.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ingrateful unthankful
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ingratus, ingrateful (pref. in-, not + gratus, beloved, dear, grateful) + -ful,: cf. F. ingrat,. See Grateful

Usage

In literature:

But, to make up for such ingrate forgetfulness, Patsy thought a good deal.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
Then she tells every one I'm no good, an ingrate, everything that's bad.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The little ingrate refused to say one word of farewell to either of them.
"Recollections" by David Christie Murray
Unless you are an ingrate infinite you will treat her well.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
There is nothing lower on the face of the earth than an ingrate and a snake's belly.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Do not be afraid," added he; "I believe him to be an ingrate in friendship, but not in love.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
He would be an ingrate indeed if he were not.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Bring me a few dry straws to rekindle my strength, and you will not have obliged an ingrate.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
What an ingrate I have been!
"The Copper Princess" by Kirk Munroe
And who but an ingrate would find fault with Ruskin, or would treat him lightly?
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
I would not have Editor Manly feel for a moment that we are such ingrates as to say anything against him.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
But I should like your client to know that I am not wholly an ingrate.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
Aren't you the bigger ingrate .
"Tartuffe" by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere
O blundering male ingrate!
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
A fellow who will do as you say he is doing, is an ingrate.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
I wish I were dead, sooner than be branded thus as an ingrate!
"Sharing Her Crime" by May Agnes Fleming
Tell all you know about your best friends, Mistress Ingrate; we have naught to fear.
"Joscelyn Cheshire" by Sara Beaumont Kennedy
You're an ingrate and a traitor!
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
She would go to Blainey and make a personal request for the part she had procured for the ingrate.
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
INGRATE: Any person who has got something for nothing, and wants more on the same terms.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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In poetry:

I am no thankless ingrate,
Kindler of my life's flame!
I own thee king of bounty,
Thy lavish gifts acclaim.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
For pleasure I have given my soul;
Now, Justice, let thy thunders roll!
Now, Vengeance, smile—and with a blow
Lay the rebellious ingrate low.
"A Hymn" by Henry Kirke White
Ingrate!--Never sure was maiden
Deeply wronged as I. With grief
My true breast is overladen--
Tears afford me no relief--
Every nerve is strained and aching,
And my very heart is breaking!
"The Deserted Bride" by George Pope Morris
Ottima
To me—not of me! Ungrateful, perjured cheat!
A coward too: but ingrate's worse than all.
Beggar—my slave—a fawning, cringing lie!
Leave me! Betray me! I can see your drift!
A lie that walks and eats and drinks!
"Pippa Passes: Part I: Morning" by Robert Browning
The dawn breaks slowly o'er the distant main,
To come no more her ingrate hero flies;
While thoughts confiding speak
Upon her mantling cheek--
Illusion chains the sense--in lowest sighs
Whispering--we fear to see her wake to pain.
"Ode" by Maria Gowen Brooks
O man! so oft an ingrate, to thy thankless nature true,
Thyself see in those Lepers, who did as thou dost do;
Nine went their way rejoicing, healed in body—glad in soul—
Nor once thought of returning thanks to Him who made them whole.
"The Ten Lepers" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Booing Johnny Damon—what a bunch of classless ingrates.
" Ingrate, " Today: "I Love Mike".
I'm also a hypocrite and an ingrate.
"Ingrate," Today: "I Love Mike".
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